Jacksboro Gazette-News (Jacksboro, Tex.), Vol. 103, No. 37, Ed. 1 Monday, January 24, 1983 Page: 1 of 8
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25' JACKSBORO GAZETTE-NEWS 25c
JACK COUNTY'S SHOPPING GUIDI SINCE 1880
AT THE CROSSROADS TO WEST TEXAS
ONE HUNDRED AND THIRD YEAR
JACKSBORO GAZETTE-NEWS-JACKSBORO. TEXAS 76056 PUBLICATION NUMBER 271720
MONDAY, JANUARY 24, 1983
Three Injured in
Two Cor Accident
Three people sustained multiple lacera-
tions, bruises and broken bones during a two
car collision approximately one mile east of
Bryson on Highway 380 early Sunday
evening, one of those a Bryson resident.
Lois Clayton, 65, of Bryson had been
traveling east bound on 380 in a 1978
Chevrolet when she stopped to make a left
turn into her driveway.
Samuel John Roach, driver of a 1981
Mercury Station wagon and his wife,
Elizabeth, a passenger, were west bound on
.‘380 when the Clayton vehicle turned directly
in their path. The Roach vehicle struck the
Clayton vehicle on the passenger side near
the right front quarter panel.
All three sustained broken bones according
to Department of Public Safety Trooper Joe
Martin, who with the aid of Dub Mathis, Jack
County Sheriff, investigated the accident.
Both occupants of the Roach vehicle were
taken by ambulance to a Graham hospital.
Clayton was taken to Jack County Hospital
and later transferred to Palo Pinto General in
New Organ Console
To be Dedicated
A new organ console will be dedicated in
the First Presbyterian Church Wednesday,
January 26 at 7:30 p.m. Mrs. Sheryl Bowen,
parish organist, will play a series of sacred
and classical musical selections, high-
lighting the works of Bach for the organ.
Featured also in her concert will be various
interpretations of outstanding church
The new console was installed this month
and replaces the one that had served the First
Presbyterian Church for close to fifty years.
The members of the congregation have given
the funds' in memory of former members. The
cost of the new console, new pipes and
electrical work came to approximately fifteen
The parish will have a fellowship dinner at
7:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall prior to the
concert. The public is invited to the organ
dedication and concert at 7:30 p.m. in the
sanctuary of the First Presbyterian Church.
Rev. Lloyd Tatlock will direct the worship for
) Candidates f or Mayor/Aldermen to
} MJ^eatAm I JanuarY 31
Jacksboro will soon be going to the polls
igain as residents vote for two aldermen
whose terms will expire this year as well as
Year rain to date —
the mayor's term of office. The two aldermen
having completed two years of service are
M.R. Thurman and Lewis James.
Those residents wan ting to run for either of
these three offices may begin filing on
Monday, January 31 in the City Secretary's
Office advises Oneta Terrell, secretary. The
filing deadline will be Wednesday, March 2 at
Bryson Senior Citizens Plan Open
House for Community Center
The recently completed Bryson Senior
Citizens building will be opened to the public
Saturday, January 29, according to Willie
Mae McCloud, who announced a ribbon
cutting ceremony, officiated by Mayor
Protem Kennith Boland, will begin 1:45 p.m.
Following a brief 2:00 p.m. program,
Speaker of the House
Speaker of the Texas House, Gib Lewis, has
announced committee appointments for the
68th Session of the Texas Legislature. Named
as Chairman of the newly-created House
Committee on Aging and Retirement, one of
28 substantive committees, was State
Representative Charles Finnell of Holliday.
"I feel that the 80th House District, with an
over-65 population of 18% and over-45
population of almost 40%, will receive maxi-
mum benefit from our service in this
capacity," Finnell stated. "In the past, the
House committee structure may have
allowed some aging and retirement issues to
'tall through the cracks'.
"I am proud to aid in pioneering this effort
and feel that the worn we contribute this
session will establish a precedent for future
endeavors, emphasizing lasting and long-
term solutions to the pressing problems of
this segment of our population."
Aldermen Hope to Resolve Policy
Dispute in Closed Session Tuesday
Jim Hensley will again represent City/
County Ambulance Service volunteers
Tuesday, January 25, when the Jacksboro
Board of Aldermen convene for the regular
6:30 p.m. meeting. Hensley will discuss
recent policy changes made by Ambulance
Service Director Sharon Horn.
Aldermen previously advised volunteers to
try and "work it out among themselves",
before meeting with the board to discuss the
The agenda for Tuesday's meeting reads as
1. An application for zoning change from
SF-2, single family residential to C-l,
restricted business, in regard to property
located at 202 West Belknap, being Abstract
No. 34, J.W. Buckner Survey.
2. Consider proposals for the city's group
3. Consider proposals for the purchase of
4. Proposal that the city set a date for
budget review (Lewis James).
County Officials Seek
Information and Photos
County officials and employees recently
announced they plan to begin collecting
historical information and pictures relating
to the Jack County Courthouse, sheriffs,
judges, constables and others who have
previously served within the county.
They hope to compile an exhibit of
historical information, officials said
adding a glass case will be obtained to
display this information for public viewing.
Those with pictures or information were
asked to contact Nita Duke (567-2161), Judge
Bobbie Owen or Katie Gilbert (567-2241).
Duke said recently all photographs will be
appreciated, but sht, asked that all those
included in the pictures be identified, either
on the back of the photo or on a separate
sheet of paper.
She explained they will make copies of
loaned pictures and return the originals if
this is requested.
5. Consider the adoption of an ordinance
to participate in the North Texas Regional
Housing Authority (John Dyer).
Aldermen will then convene in executive
session to discuss:
1. Discussion concerning the evaluation of
the work policy for the ambulance service
and the ambulance volunteers (Jim Hensley).
City Secretary Neta Terrell reported all
voting on this matter would occur when
aldermen reconvene in open session.
Antelope to Host
5th Saturday Jamboree
The. Antelope Community Center is
hosting its Fifth Saturday Night Jamboree
on Saturday, January 29 beginning at 6:00
There will be homemade pies, sandwiches,
cakes and drinks for sale and an admission of
50 cents for adults and 25 cents for children
will be charged at the door.
All area musicians and the public are
invited to come and join the fun and good
refreshments will be served and the public is
invited to view the building until 5:00 p.m.,
She said Weldon M. Bates had been
recently chosen moderator of the senior
citizens building governing board, and Ruby
Hull was named board reporter.
Other board members include Cecil B.
Williams, Jr., George Kinder, Gayle Hannah,
Bob Chastain, Don Rhea Mitchell, Mike
Brooks, Rev. Robert Prince, Rev. W.T. (Jack)
Johnson, Dorothy Caskey, Irene Herring,
Alline Birdwell and Willie Mae McCloud.
Cecil B. Williams, Jr. will serve as master
of ceremonies, while Ammie Carter and
Gayle Hannah register guests. Walter
Worthington will welcome guests and George
Kinder will lead the group in song. Rev. W.T.
(Jack) Johnson will dedicate the building
and Rev. Robert Prince will present
Willie Mae McCloud will give the acknow-
ledgements, of senior citizens board charter
members, building steering committee
members, the governing board and members
of the thousand dollar club.
"We appreciate the help and financial
support given during the building of the
center," McCloud said Friday, "and are
pleased to announce we only owe $2,000.00of
the original $37,700.00. We are nearing our
goal, and hope to raise enough money to
retire the note soon."
Members of the thousand dollar club
include Ray and Doris Herring, Mrs. Hazel
Clayton, the Shanafelt children, W.J.
Eatherly family, Mrs. Ruth Hester Bailey,
Lloyd and Willie Mae McCloud, Vester and
Lois Barker, James and Odessa Emanuel.
Mrs. Eula Emanuel Higgins, Thomas J.
and Sarah Sampley, Senior Citizens Trading
Post, Cecil and Gladys Williams, George and
Pat Kinder, Bryson's First State Bank,
Johnny Barton, Coggie Hawthorne (T.A.
Smith family), Willie Green (Jess Chambers
family), L.G. and Dorothy Caskey, Bryson
Lions Club, Bill and Billie Freeman, and
George H. Chambers.
Reading of the building's constitution and
by-laws will be followed by an informal dis-
cussion period and recognition of out of town
guests. James Emanuel will give the
McCloud encouraged Bryson citizens and
those from surrounding areas to visit the
COACH JIM NORMANJleft) recently
presented certificates to Tiger football
players, Johnny Webb, Steve Simpson and
Vince Whitely, naming them to the Red River
22 All Area Football Team which is selected
by the sports department of the Wichita Falls
Times and Record Newi.
While sliding in to
work Saturday, I could
imagine the classified
ad section of some
larger newspapers in
Texas carrying an
expanded column for
out of work weather
forecasters. During the
latter part of last week,
they assured us we
would be iced in, and we
Friday night, I
sighed with relief when
the weather man
the ice and snow had
missed us altogether.
So, what did I find
Maybe the unemployed
forecasters could take a
job clearing roads near
* * *
It's that time of year
again! Hope you're
more organized than I
am, and have already
thought of planning
your spring garden. If
To be eligible to run for these offices you
must be 18 years of age or older on the day of
your appointment, a citizen of the United
States, mentally competent, have been a
resident of this city for six months prior to the
election and have not been convicted of a
felony unless you have received a full pardon
or had your rights as a citizen restored by
other official action.
To be an eligible voter in this election you
must be a registered voter living in the city
limits. If you are not already registered, you
must do so thirty days prior to the election,
which will be held April 2. Voter registration
cards may be obtained from the Tax
Assessors Office in the County Courthouse
or at Herald Publishing Company on South
Sometimes it is difficult for working
residents to get to the tax office, but since the
Herald office is open one half day on
Saturdays you will have an extra advantage
to register. The card is not difficult to fill out
and personnel at both the tax office and the
Herald will be more than glad to assist in any
Remember....it is your right as well as your
duty to vote in the election on April 2 for the
persons you feel are best qualified to handle
the problems of the city in which you live. If
you don't vote, you have no right to
complain about the officials those who did
vote placed in office.
It only takes a few moments to vote and
requires no special preparation other than
registering......Don't wait until the last minute
and then just wish you could have voted......
make sure you can by registering TODAY!!
Education Center to
Offer Variety of
Courses to Public
Community Education at the Mineral
Wells Education Center will offer something
for everyone during February and March
regardless of age and interests.
Arts & Crafts
Arts and Crafts classes will include Tole
Painting Mondays from 7:00-9:00 p.m.,
taught by Nancy Rivers. Needlepoint will be
taught by Sandy Stretcher Wednesdays from
9:30 to 10:30 a.m. and from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Busy mothers who are involved with young
children's group activities will not want to
miss a four-week course on "Children's Party
Ideas" to be taught Wednesday mornings
from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. by Shirley Butler.
Cake Decorating is also a must for anvone
involved with children's activities, and will be
taught Tuesday nights from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
by Mary Morrison.
Basic Upholstery Techniques is being
offered through a six-week course meeting
each Tuesday night from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.
Students will actually reupholster a piece of
furniture. Virgil Finney will be the
Need some help to reduce stress? Try the
Yoga class, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Mondavs and
«.. Continued on page 2
not, call M.R. Thur-
man, for garden plow-
ing. His number is
* * *
Materials, Inc. is
featuring a January
with savings of over
49%. See their ad, inside
* * *
And thanks, Jacks-
boro, for responding so
well to our article
concerning old photo-
graphs. We still have
many wedding, engage-
ment and club pictures
to return before Feb-
ruary 15, however. Stop
by, please, as we can't
handle this over the
* * • .
This is also a good
time to check your cool-
ing unit and take it in
for repairs before sum-
mer arrives. Henderson
Air Conditioning ser-
vices all brands of
heaters and air condi-
tioners, and is con-
veniently located at
108 North Church
* * *
If you live in the Bry-
son area, York Heating
and Air Conditioning
offers free estimates.
* * *
It's been too cold to
make those auto repairs
yourself, so call M's
Muffler & Auto Repair
* * *
Club leaders: Don't
forget to drop a copy of
your organization's cal-
endar of events in the
mail to us (P.O. Drawer
70), or 8top by and leave
us a copy. Thanks for
* * *
If you're tired of
missing those import-
ant phone calls, contact
Service. They offer 24
hour service, Ratel
mobil phone and pocket
* * *
Need extra money?
(I know, "who doesn't",
right?) Well Cox Con-
valescent Center is
looking for full and part
time nurses aides and
LVNs. Nurses Aides
may train on the job.
* * *
It's not too late to
take a Giant Step in
education. See page 4
* * *
Got to go, now. Think
I'll visit Pitt Grill and
take advantage of their
6 ounce chopped sirloin
specialist's available 24
hours a day!
* ♦ *
P.S.: I just heard Ed's
Clothes Shop has
added several items to
their bargain table, but
the clearance sale ends
Saturday. Better hurry!
The next scheduled meeting for mem-
bers of Young Homemakers of Texas* will
be Thursday, February 3 in the home of
Carole Hobdy, 408 Hillcrest.
This will be a Secret Pal birthday party
so all members are urged to attend and
enjoy all the fun. Baby sitters will riot be
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